When was the last time you read a comic book – or any book for that matter – that left you feeling better about your life and the world? When have you read something that wasn’t just beautifully illustrated and grippingly told but that also brightened your outlook? My 22nd read of 2016 did just… Continue reading Low volume 1: The Delirium of Hope
The past few months have continued the trend in my life of finding very little time and energy for blogging. Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@asbiv) may even have noticed that in the past month I’ve been way down on my tweeting as well. Lots of factors have contributed to this: Work… Continue reading State of the blog
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while probably know that in 2015 I began an experiment. After a couple of years of writing mostly about Agile software development and my role as a product owner I wanted to broaden the set of topics i write about. There are plenty of… Continue reading Refocusing this blog
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while and have seen my comments about Agile software development, you know that I appreciate the principles of Agile. I think they reflect not just a good way to make software but also a good way to live. One of those core principles concerns sustainable development. It… Continue reading The long haul
Just a few brief thoughts today that I wanted to post yesterday but couldn’t find time to write up. This should be an obvious insight but somehow it gets missed. Leaders do not lead projects or initiatives – they lead people. And that means that people skills are vital for effective leadership. Communication – both… Continue reading Leaders lead people
My question today is why? Not, ‘why do things happen the way they do?’ That question makes me think of an old Tracy Chapman song (shows how old I am): Why do the babies starve when there’s enough food to feed the world? Why when there are so many of us are there people still… Continue reading Why?